Potential for sound sensitivity in cephalopods

TitlePotential for sound sensitivity in cephalopods
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMooney, A. T., R. T. Hanlon, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, P. T. Madsen, D. R. Ketten, and P. E. Nachtigall
EditorsPopper, A. N., and A. Hawkins
Series TitleThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media LLC
CityNew York
ISBN Number978-1-4419-7310-8
Keywordsacoustic stimuli, aquatic noise, cephalopod, potential, sound sensitivity, squid, underwater hearing
AbstractHearing is a primary sense in many marine animals, and we now have a reasonable understanding of what stimuli generate clear responses, the frequency range of sensitivity, expected threshold values, and mechanisms of sound detection for several species of marine mammals and fishes ( Au et al. 2000 ; Fay 1988 ). For marine invertebrates, our knowledge of hearing capabilities is relatively poor and a definition or even certainty of sound detection is not agreed on (Webster et al. 1992 ) despite their magnitude of biomass and often central role in ocean ecosystems.